Griffin Dickerson Froman1833 - 1913 (80 years)
Name Griffin Dickerson Froman Born 15 Jun 1833 Switzerland, Indiana Gender Male Died 8 Oct 1913 Wabash, Illinois Buried Rose Hill Cemetery, Mt. Carmel, Wabash, Illinois Person ID I13698 Yatesville History & Genealogy Last Modified 13 Oct 2018
Father James Froman, b. Abt 1816, Switzerland, Indiana Mother Ruth Dickerson, b. Abt 1809, Indiana Married 22 Jun 1830 Switzerland, Indiana Family ID F2653 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family 1 Malinda Breeden, b. Abt 1844, Indiana , d. Bef 1900, Indiana (Age ~ 55 years) Married 31 Jan 1856 Crawford, Indiana Children 1. Elias Cabbott Froman, b. 17 Apr 1861, Crawford, Indiana , d. 1 Jan 1933, Vermilion, Illinois (Age 71 years) 2. Eliza A. Froman, b. Jun 1866, Indiana , d. 31 Jan 1919, Illinois (Age ~ 52 years) 3. Charles Stephen Froman, b. 2 May 1871, Indiana , d. 3 Jul 1959, Missouri (Age 88 years) 4. Alice M. Froman, b. Abt 1871, Indiana 5. Sicily E. Froman, b. 17 Feb 1876, Indiana , d. 2 Jul 1940, Illinois (Age 64 years) 6. Victor Frank Froman, b. 20 May 1879, Indiana Last Modified 8 Oct 2021 Family ID F5620 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family 2 Mary Jane Palmer, b. 4 May 1862, West Virginia , d. 24 Jan 1938, Illinois (Age 75 years) Married Oct 1906 Illinois Last Modified 8 Oct 2021 Family ID F5621 Group Sheet | Family Chart
- Date: May 29, 1864
Author: John Yates
Addressee: Elizabeth Roberson Yates
Location: Allatoona Mountains, GA
John is writing this letter on Saturday May 29, 1864 from Allatoona Mountains, GA; this is about 25 miles southeast of Kingston, GA, the site of his previous letter. He is answering her letter of May 19th; he says he is in tolerable health as a result of a heated long march but he is recovering well. The current campaign is now in its 22nd day where they have had engagement with the Rebels each day; the fight is still on as he writes this letter and so far neither side has been able to establish an advantage. The whole group has had heavy casualties but the 38th has been relatively light in comparison with 2 wounded; Grif Froman and John King, neither one seriously. Grif Froman was in camp the previous night. Apparently there was something which transpired with the last letters [perhaps his previous misplacement without mailing] and both John and Elizabeth have expressed how scared they were to see the letter; he is glad it is all straightened out now.
He says he received the Dime as requested but it will be a while before he can handle the present he wants to create for her. He is expressing that those who live through this campaign hopefully will see the prospect of the Rebellion put down. He received a letter from his Uncle Ben Roberson and from Daniel Yates who is now in Hospital #8 in Chattanooga with his back problem; the rest of the friends are well. Harve Roberson came by last night, like everyone who gets to see it, thinks it is a wonderful miniature photo of your likeness; he shared it with Tolbert McCraney and he said "that's her". He says he has written about all he can at this time; while writing this letter bullets continue to fall around him but they are no stranger to them and they only get concern if they start to get too close. He says to tell Uncle Ben he can't answer his letter for a while, and to tell the children that he really wants to see them but until he does they need to be good children. The battle is now getting hotter and the bullets are now flying closely; his unit is in the second line behind the first line of Union troops so the Rebel fireworks is starting to reach into their ranks. The volume now is starting to make him uneasy so he will now close.
Griffin D. Froman, a veteran of Company K was born in Switzerland County, Indiana, June 15. 1833. He was mustered into the service September 18, 1861, took part in nearly every engagement of the Regiment, was wounded in action, and was mustered out July 15. 1865. In 1855 (31 Jan 1856 ) he had married Miss Malinda Breeden. They have seven children and now reside at Gardspoint, Wabash Co., Illinois. (Source: History of the 38th Regiment Volunteer Infantry; Henry Fales Perry; 1906)
Name: Griffen D Froman Company: K Unit: 38 IN INF War: Civil War War Years: 1861-1865 Cemetery: ROSE HILL Burial Place: Wabash, Illinois, USA Volume: 2 Page: 593 Record Source: 1929 Illinois Roll of Honor (War Veteran Burials)
- Date: May 29, 1864